GAA Club Notes

DROMARD: The senior club AGM will be held in the clubhouse this Friday night 18th January, starting at 8pm sharp. The agenda for the meeting is as follows, Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Chairman’s Address, Election of Officers and any other notified business.
Please note that any agenda items under ‘any other notified business’ or motions should be notified to the secretary in writing by 9pm this Wednesday 16th January. Nomination forms for club executive officers and forms for proposing motions are available in the local shops, Moyne Cross Stores and Corrigan’s Service Station, Legga. These forms should be completed signed and returned to the clubhouse by 9pm on Wednesday 16th January/ All non-executive officer positions may be nominated from the floor. Longford seniors had mixed fortunes over the past week. On Wednesday last they recorded a win against UCD in Killoe while on Sunday last they came out second best against Louth in Drogheda. Well done to the county under 21 panel and management who remain unbeaten in the Hastings Cup when they recorded a good win against Wicklow in Kenagh on Saturday last. They now advance to meet Cavan in the final. Congratulations to Longford Vocational Schools team on reaching the Leinster final after a great win against Dublin on Saturday last. Their opposition in the final will be Kildare. Anybody wishing to assist with the running of our teams feel free to ring 087 2437683. Lotto results for Monday 17th December. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Marie Smith, Martha Duffy, Pauline Smith, Vincent Doyle (Ballinamuck), John Joe Donohoe (Corglass), Ann Brady, Sarah Rehill, Anne Browne and Hughie McGrath. The seller’s prize was won by Marian Maguire. Lotto results for Monday 7th January. There was no jackpot winner this week. The winners of the draw were Susan Murphy, Marian Maguire, Liz and Maggie Ward and Paul Hourican. The seller’s prize was won by Michael Masterson (Cornakelly). Senior Scor is due to take place on the first week-end in March and anyone interested in taking part or in helping out with any of the events is asked to contact our Cultural/Irish Officer Peter Masterson at 0833051786. Condolences to the Corrigan family Legga, the Reilly family Cammagh and to the Reilly family Firmullagh on their recent bereavements.

MINOR-ST. FRANCIS DROMARD: Our minor AGM takes place on Friday January 25th. Well done to Peadar Kiernan who was selected for the Longford under 16 panel. If you would like to help out with any of our underage teams please contact 087 2437683. Congratulations to the Longford Vocational team on their great win against Dublin on Saturday last which sees them qualify for the Leinster final. Sympathies to the Corrigan family, Legga; the Reilly family, Cammagh and the Reilly family, Firmullagh on their recent bereavements.

LADIES-DROMARD: Well done to Laura Bleakley, Shauna Reilly and Rachel Reilly who represented Moyne Community School in the Leinster under 16 schools semi-final against Eureka College Kells. While they didn’t manage to get over this hurdle, great credit goes to all involved in reaching this stage. Well done to anyone who attended the county u14 and u16 trials held in Shroid on Saturday last. Condolences to the Corrigan family, Legga; the Reilly family, Cammagh and the Reilly family, Firmullagh on their recent bereavements.

LADIES-ST. HELEN’S: The St. Helen’s AGM will be held this Sunday 20th of January at 5pm in Monaduff Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome and anyone who is interested in helping out on the committee or with teams in any way for the year is asked to attend. All junior players are asked to attend as voting for Player of the Year will be taking place and if you are not present at the AGM there is no other way you can vote.

LONGFORD LADIES GAA NEWS: The U-14 County team are continuing their trials on Saturday next in Shroid at 9.30am. The team will be picked and advised shortly so that training can commence for the U-14 county matches. The U-16 training will commence immediately after the U-14 training in Shroid at 11.45am. There were 16 out at the U-16 trials on Saturday last with 6 excuses so please ensure all club secretaries advise their girls about these session as again the county team matches start shortly. The Church gate collection is on on Saturday night and Sunday morning and evening, January 19th and 20th. Each club is responsible for collecting at all their own churches, each club have the specially printed notices as given out last year so please use them. It is the first time in several years that all churches are available to us so we do ask all clubs to make a good effort in this collection. AGM reports and financial statements are due back to the Longford Ladies Board so they can be forwarded on and please ensure that all are submitted asap please.

BORNACOOLA: The club’s AGM for 2012 took place in the Community Centre on Saturday night last. In his address, Chairman Noel McCloskey reflected on a year that saw our mens teams reach the Division 2 and 3 League finals, our Ladies team capture the Intermediate Championship and an All-Ireland title was brought to Leitrim by our Scór Question time team. Officers returned for 2013 were: Chairman – Noel McCloskey, Vice- Chairman/Development Officer – Padraig Jones, Secretary – Shane Reynolds, Assistant Secretary/Registrar – Niall O’Connor, Treasurer/Oifigeach Cultúra – Martina Hackett, Assistant Treasurer – John Reynolds, P.R.O. Feargal Mc Gill, Youth & Children’s Officers – Seamus Mallon/Anthony Mulligan, Co Board – Tom Duignan, Shay Reynolds, Bord na nOg – Declan Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Kevin Mallon, Ladies Board – Susan Shanley, Club Executive – Seamus Mallon, Tom Duignan, Brian Conroy, Kelly Howard, Tommy Larkin, Declan Bohan. Our thanks to all who attended the AGM and to Oliver Shanley for setting up the hall. Membership for 2013 is now due and is available from Niall O’Connor, (Registrar), Martina Hackett (Treasurer) or Shane Reynolds (Secretary) at 40 euro for adult players, 20 euro general membership, 10 euro Underage playing membership (to a maximum of 20 euro per family). For insurance purposes all those intending to play for the club in 2013 must be fully paid up members. No players will be allowed to play for the club until their membership has been paid. Tickets for the 2013 Club Draws are now on Sale from Club members – 20 euro buys you entry into all 12 monthly draws. The first Club Draw of 2013 takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday, January 26th with Music by Feargal McGill. A reminder to all our underage players and parents of underage players that it is now mandatory for all juvenile players (minors and below) to wear a mouthguard in all games and practice sessions. Advice on Mouthguards, the different types available and where they can be purchased can be located at

KILGLASS GAELS: On Friday evening last Kilglass Gaels G.A.A. Club unveiled a plaque in appreciation to the trustees and members of The Kilglass Development Association, who had very kindly donated proceeds from the sale of the old Community Centre to help towards the cost of the new development at the pitch. Kilglass Gaels Chairperson, Rosaleen Gallogly both welcomed and thanked everybody present for their help and generosity in making it all possible. Fr Kevin Fallon P.P. offered prayers for all present and remembered deceased members of the Association. Trustees present were: John James Greene, Kathleen Gaffney, James Cox and Mary Byrne who represented her late husband Tom Joe. A large number of past members along with family and friends were present for the occasion, and many stories and events were remembered fondly, some of which had been recorded on video by Eddie Freyne all of 30 years ago. A terrific evening was had by all and enhanced greatly with tea and refreshments. Kilglass Gaels Club would like to express their sincere thanks to everybody who contributed in any way to make the evening the success it was. The Intermediate team for 2013 will be managed by clubman Nigel Bushell. Nigel who of course is well known to all club members and has worked with various underage teams in the club during the last few years. He will be assisted by John Russell who has also been the team physio for the last few years. The team had their first team meeting and training last weekend and it will be going full steam ahead from here on in. Also the senior ladies team had their first meeting and training with their new management of clubmen Roger Hogan and Diarmuid Connellan. The lads will bring a new freshness to the ladies team. The U-21 team for 2013 will be managed by Niall Kilcrann. There is a lot of important work going on round the club the last few week. As the pitch enters its last few weeks before it gets its first sets of studs the all important fence is being erected and the footpaths are currently being put in. The fence is currently being erected and it has to be said will be make the pitch surroundings look excellent. The footpaths not only will make the place neat and tidy and safe for our members and visitors but will also complete a walkway the whole way around the perimeter of the fence and pitch including around both goals and both sidelines. This will no doubt be an asset to the club for training and exercise purposes. As soon as the fence is up and the goals are up and everything is in order the dream will soon become a reality. U12 & U14 Girls training Friday 8-9pm and U16 & Minor Girls from 9-10pm. Senior Scór competitions will take place at the end of January so can anyone interested in taking part in Figure or Set Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act or Quiz please contact Nuala Diffley so that we are all well prepared in time for this year’s competition. Thanks to those who have contacted us so far. Handball on Tuesday for national school children at 7pm and secondary school children at 8pm. Kilglass Gaels Text Message Service: Can anyone who is not receiving messages about club activities, matches etc, but would like to receive these, please forward your name to club PRO Niall Kilcrann at 087 7640679. The system is updated at the start of the year and only people on the system will receive texts. The system will be updated for the last time this year on Friday 18th January. Variety Concert: This Friday night in the centre the club will hold a variety concert featuring acts from recent Scór competitions from both inside and outside the parish and county. Come along and enjoy a night of song, dance, sketches and above all a bit of craic. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm. Admission optional. Lotto & bingo this and every Saturday night. Lotto jackpot is 9,700 euro and draw this weekend is in Reynolds. Bingo continues this Saturday night at 8.30pm, jackpot is 6,000 euro of 44 calls or less.


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